Description - Ames Nowell is a year-round day use area with recreational activity centered around Cleveland Pond which is popular with boaters and fisherman. Development includes a picnic area, ball field and several miles of trails along the pond edge and the surrounding woods.
- The main attraction of Ames Nowell State Park is Cleveland Pond. The pond offers opportunities for fishing, non-motorized boating and canoeing.
Recreation - Cleveland Pond offers opportunities for fishing, non-motorized boating and canoeing. The Park has trails for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and cross-country skiing. Other activities include picnicking and viewing scenery.
Climate - Massachusetts experiences four distinct seasons with slightly varying temperatures in the inland and coastal regions. Along the coast the water is a moderating factor that often prevents large amounts of snowfall from accumulating through the winter. Summer temperatures are usually cooler than low lying inland areas, due to ocean breezes. This region of the country experiences high humidity in the summer season and temperatures that average close to 80 degrees F. Fall and Spring are pleasant times to visit the region with crisp air and low humidity. Brilliant foliage colors can be found in the central and western regions of the state in late September and October. Winter temperatures can be brutally cold on occasion with a humidity-filled wind, but on average winter daytime temperatures reach 35 degrees F and lows reach into the teens. Spring is usually the wettest time of year, but trees, bushes and flowers are blooming by early May.
Ames Nowell State Park is located south of Boston in Southeastern Massachusetts. Take Rte. 3 to Rte. 18 South to Rte. 123 west for 1 block then follow signs to park entrance.